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Abalou Capoeira

 

Abalou, capoeira abalou

Ah-bah-LOH kah-pooh-EY-ra ah-bah-LOH

He/She shook, the capoeirista shook

Abalou, deixa abalar

Ah-bah-LOH DEH-sha Ah-bah-LARH

He/She shook, let him/her shake

Abalou, capoeira abalou (coro)

Ah-bah-LOH kah-pooh-EY-ra ah-bah-LOH

He/She shook, the capoeirista shook

Se abalou, deixa abalar

See ah-bah-LOH DEH-sha ah-bah-LARH

If he/she shook, let him/her shake

Abalou, capoeira abalou (coro)

Ah-bah-LOH kah-pooh-EY-ra ah-bah-LOH

He/She shook, the capoeirista shook

E abalou, vamos jogar

Ee ah-bah-LOH vah-moos zhoh-GARH

And he/she shook, let's play (capoeira)

Abalou, capoeira abalou (coro)

Ah-bah-LOH kah-pooh-EY-ra ah-bah-LOH

He/She shook, the capoeirista shook

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